10 Major Twitter Trends (October 8th-14th)

What’s trending on Twitter this week in Ireland?

Welcome to our autumn weekly blog by intern Taylor O’Neil. She is a Junior at Lasell College currently studying abroad at Griffith College and interning with Olytico through the CAPA study abroad programme.

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This week several topics are trending on Twitter in Ireland. These include:


1.  #WorldMentalHealthDay

9,712 Irish Tweets (of 1,016,183 globally)

A nationwide campaign to raise awareness and end the stigma behind mental health took place online on October 10th.  All across the different social media platforms, users shared the hashtag to engage in a global conversation about mental health and share their own experiences with others. On Twitter, users were seen interacting and supporting one another.


2. #StormCallum

8,909 Irish Tweets (of 49,975 globally)

Over the weekend, Storm Callum hit Ireland leaving more than 60,000 homes and businesses without power. County Mayo was hit with the strong wind gusts that were recorded at 124 km/h. People took to Twitter to discuss the storm and hope for school cancellations.


3. Denis Naughten

3,116 Irish Tweets

Irish Minister for Communication, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten announced his resignation in the Dail on October 11th.  Naughten’s resignation follows the broadband controversy that included Naughten engaging in private dinners with a National Broadband Plan bidder.



2,476 Irish Tweets

#COYBIG, better known as the saying “Come On You Boys In Green”, was a popular hashtag used to show support for Ireland’s football team during their match against Denmark on October 13th.  Fans took to Twitter to share their pictures and experiences at the match.


5.  #OpenHouseDublin

1,083 Irish Tweets

The Irish Architecture Foundation held their annual Open House Dublin event this past weekend from October 12th through October 14th. People were invited to partake in a weekend full of free architecture tours. Tour locations included the Belvedere House, the Casino Marino and many more. Attendees of the open houses tours took to Twitter to share their personal favourites.


6. #Strictly

780 Irish Tweets (of 46,759 globally)

After pictures leaked of Strictly dance partners Katya Jones and Sean Walsh kissing in the streets, many urged Strictly to drop them from the competition. Following the kiss that disregarded the pairs significant others, Jones and Walsh went on to perform their own rendition of a Charleston dance. Their performance received high scores from judges and despite protest, a majority of viewers voted for them to stay. Fans took to Twitter to share their opinions.


7. #ChampionsCup

748 Irish Tweets (of 7,404, globally)

The first weekend of the Heineken Champions Cup hosted three Irish provinces Leinster, Munster, and Ulster. In the rugby matches, Leinster played the Wasps, Munster played Exeter, and Ulster played the Leicester Tigers. Fans of the rugby matches shared their thoughts on Twitter.


8. #FindingJoy

683 Irish Tweets 

The new hit comedy series, Finding Joy, premiered on Wednesday on RTÉ . The six- part series features Irish actress Amy Huberman as the main character, Joy, who is trying to get over a break up while being thrust into the spotlight. Those who watched the show took to Twitter to share their opinions and thoughts.


9.  #RMSLeinster

496 Irish Mentions

October 10th marked 100 years since the sinking of the R.M.S ‘Leinster’. The sinking was Ireland’s worst maritime disaster and resulted in 564 lives lost aboard the ship. A procession and ceremony took place in Dún Laoghaire at Moran Park to commemorate the historical event’s centennial anniversary. People took to Twitter to honour the tragic day in Irish history.


10. #BuenosAires2018

472 Irish Tweets (of 46,759 globally)

The 2018 Youth Olympic Games are currently being held in Buenos Aires. Teams from Ireland such as Swim Ireland and Gymnastics Ireland have participated in the games so far. Swim Ireland team member Niamh Coyne took home a silver medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke. Supporters took to Twitter to root for their favourite contestants.


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